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Roseboom Antique Power Days

Roseboom Power Days To Feature Antique Baler

Roseboom Power Days

Featuring Antique Baler

An early 1900s International Stationary Baling Press, not seen at Roseboom Antique Power Days for a few years, will be cranked up tomorrow on the second day of the 18th annual happening.  Down from Remsen, Bill Blair and Cindy Thompson examine the novelty.  Also  Sunday, the tractor parade rolls through the hamlet at 1 p.m., followed by the tractor rodeo at the nearby Van Buren farm; Jack and Norma Van Buren have been hosting the annual gathering for almost two decades now.  Inset photo is  Shawn Neuschel of Richfield Springs examining the offerings.  (Jim Kevlin/

Roseboom Power Days Coming This Weekend

Roseboom Power Days

Coming This Weekend

One of the favorite perennial events around here, Roseboom Antique Power Days – in its 18th year – is coming up this weekend, with something for tractor enthusiasts of all ages, as rides conducted by Ron Van Buren a few years ago testifies.  Power Days, featuring hundreds of pieces of machinery from times’ past, plus food and a giant tag sale in the former grange, will occur Saturday and Sunday on Jack and Norma Van Buren’s farm just east of the corner of Routes 166 and 165.  A highpoint is the antique tractor parade through the hamlet, beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday.  Any questions, call Jack Van Buren at 607-264-3015.  ( file photo)
Roseboom Power Days Warms Up For Sunday Tractor Parade, More

 Roseboom Power Days Warms Up

For Sunday Tractor Parade, More

Four farmers/antique-tractor collectors from Australia were among the surprises at Roseboom Antique Power Days, revived today and Sunday on John Deere Road after a one-year hiatus. The visitors, who arrived in L.A. Aug. 8, and have attended tractor events all along Route 66, are, left from foreground, Eric Larson from Victoria, and Ivan Quartermaine, Matt McQualter of Aussie Antique Tractor Parts, and Byron Mills, all of Western Australia.  Larson and Quartermaine own and have restored dozens of International Harvesters.  At right is their local host.   Another surprise, at left, were 6-week-old twins Walker and Waylon Peeters of Westford, attending with mom Molly, dad Jeff and sister Katherine.  Antique Power Days continue Sunday with a pancake breakfast, 7-11 a.m., a church service at 10,  and the tractor parade at 1 p.m.  (Jim Kevlin/

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